A look inside the White House construction

With Trump on Vacation, a Sprucing Up for the West Wing

Portions of the West Wing of the White House are undergoing a long-planned renovation this month.

The main goal of this summer's work is to update the creaking heating and air conditioning system, which is 27 years old.

Mr Trump has decamped to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, for a "working vacation".

Officials did not say why the president would be making the trip to the White House, where the Oval Office is undergoing routine renovations.

Other improvements include: refurbishing the Navy mess kitchen, the building's lower lobby, the information technology system and other cosmetic upgrades such as carpet replacements.

Donald Trump has been cleared out of the Oval Office - though not in the way MSNBC anchors might wish.

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer showed his ID to a Uniformed Secret Service officer Friday. A number of yellow walls and carpets put up during President Barack Obama's days will be replaced by a new palette of Trump's choosing, for example.

Workers began a $3.4 million project to fix up the White House last week, according to the New York Times.

West Wing staff not accompanying the president had to move out of their offices.

Cranes were positioned in front of the South Portico.

In 1902, Teddy Roosevelt created what would later become the famous West Wing.

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